Get Involved with Hope and Healing
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You Can Create Change Through Going, Giving, and Praying 

It takes thousands of hands to keep our two hospital ships going. From our all-volunteer crew who staff our hospitals, dining halls, engine rooms and more, to our donors who selflessly give every month, to people all over the world praying that God continues to work through Mercy Ships, our mission only happens because of people dedicated to hope and healing. 

If you’re looking for a community that extends far beyond itself and is making an impact that will last for generations to come, join our Mercy Ships family.  

We’ve got three ways for you to get involved.  

Go. Give. Pray.  

GO: Volunteer and Change Lives Firsthand 

Volunteer medical staff in recreation on the ship

One of the most impactful ways to contribute to Mercy Ships is through giving. Your financial support directly fuels our mission of providing free surgeries and additional medical training to the people we serve. Every donation, regardless of size, is vital in transforming lives and granting access to life-changing medical care. By contributing to Mercy Ships, you become a beacon of hope for those in desperate need of surgical interventions.

Your generosity multiplies in impact through the dedication of our skilled medical volunteers and the invaluable support of corporate partners. Together, we can make a tangible difference in the lives of individuals and communities throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Your donation empowers us to provide medical services to those with little to no access to essential healthcare.

GO: Volunteer and Make a Difference

Patient and volunteer smiling together

We’ve had thousands upon thousands of volunteers join us on board since Mercy Ships was founded in 1978. All of them have seen what a life-changing experience it is to be a “Mercy Shipper”.  

All our volunteers go to the ships with the expectation of changing lives and spreading the love and hope of Jesus Christ. What they find out is the biggest change happens in them.  

They find a new purpose, a new community, and see how God is doing the impossible all over the world.  

Right now, we’re getting ready to put both of our ships in service. The Global Mercy is already in Sierra Leone and the Africa Mercy is going to Madagascar in February of 2024. 

We want to invite you to join us on board. Our hospital ships need more than medical volunteers (although we do need a lot of those). We’re looking for people from all different professional backgrounds: Human Resources, Engineering, Hospitality, Education, and of course Medical.  

So, if you’re a nurse, HR professional, mechanic, carpenter, teacher, cook, or someone who’s looking for an opportunity to serve God and others in a way you never have before, you can learn more about becoming a volunteer here.

GIVE: Extend a Helping Hand

One of the most impactful ways to be part of Mercy Ships is giving. Your financial support directly fuels our mission of providing free surgeries to those who might never have them otherwise, and medical training to the local professionals in the countries we serve.  

Every donation, regardless of size, is vital in transforming lives and granting access to life-changing medical care. By contributing to Mercy Ships, you become a beacon of hope for those in desperate need of surgical interventions. 

Your generosity multiplies in impact through the dedication of our skilled medical volunteers and the invaluable support of corporate partners. Together, we can make a real, lasting difference in the lives of individuals and communities throughout sub-Saharan Africa. 

Give Today

PRAY: Unleash the Power of Prayer 

Patients and volunteers gathered in prayer

No matter where you are or what resources you have, you can make a difference through the power of prayer. Your prayers have an eternal impact on the health of our patients and the safety of our volunteers and crew. Mercy Ships needs the prayers of individuals like you to carry out our mission of providing safe surgical care and medical training in sub-Saharan Africa. 

By uplifting our organization, volunteers, and patients in your prayers, you play a vital role in facilitating healing and positive outcomes. Join the prayerful network of advocates and be a source of strength and encouragement for those in need. Your prayers create an atmosphere of hope, invoke divine guidance, and make a difference in our lives and the lives of those we serve. 

So Many Ways to Give 

Africa Mercy and Global Mercy, docked.

Mercy Ships offers an opportunity for individuals to come together and make a difference. Through acts of giving, volunteering, and prayer, we can bring hope and healing to those who need it most. By supporting Mercy Ships, you contribute to the mission of providing life-changing medical care and training in the areas we serve. Your involvement can help transform lives and empower communities. 

Join us on this journey of transformation by:  

Becoming a Volunteer

Supporting us Financially

Or Praying for Us.  

Together, let’s make a positive and lasting impact, one act of kindness at a time.